Kaitlin Stewart , DPT, SCS
Kaitlin was first introduced to physical therapy when she dealt with chronic ankle sprains in high school while playing varsity basketball and track. Following high school, she completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan where she received her Bachelor of Science in Brain Behavior and Cognitive Psychology. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Kaitlin attended Emory University where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. During her time at Emory, she helped develop a program that worked with high school coaches to screen athletes for injury risk and provided prescriptive injury-avoidance follow-up exercise programs. Kaitlin proceeded to further her knowledge of exercise and injury prevention by becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist.
Following her graduation from Emory, Kaitlin remained in Atlanta where she joined an outpatient sports medicine clinic. She also continued to further her education by becoming a Pilates Mat certified instructor. Kaitlin lead a rehab based Pilates group class while also conducting 1:1 specialized sessions at the clinic. In the past year since her relocation to Seattle, Kaitlin has been specializing in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine. She has had the opportunity to work with a variety of middle school, high school and collegiate athletes. During this time Kaitlin also became certified in the Schroth Method: a scoliosis specific exercise program that aims to prevent curve progression in juvenile and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Kaitlin’s professional focus has been in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, manual therapy, functional exercise based training, and biomechanical evaluations with a special focus on runners to improve efficiency and decrease pain. She also enjoys working with operative and non-operative musculoskeletal injuries.
Kaitlin is enjoying living in the Pacific Northwest and likes the moderate climate that allows for running and hiking with her husband and golden retriever.